• Variety

    So many parts so many solutions

    Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's best distributors of specialty access hardware.

    Almost 30 years later, Steeves Agencies is still striving to be your first choice for specialty access hardware. We have factory certified salespeople to help with your technical questions. We're here to help! We can stock anything you need in Winnipeg for quick delivery, and are flexible enough to meet any special requirements you may have.

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  • Integrity

    What sets us apart

    Steeves Agencies is family run, and proud to be 100% Canadian owned.Over the years our company has evolved into one of Western Canada's largest distributor of specialty access hardware.

    And though our product offering has changed a little since the 1980's, our approach is still the same: we want delighted customers!

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    We LOVE solving problems

    We may have some high quality parts and great product lines, but we still offer some of the best customer service you will ever find.

    We will take the time to find the right solution for you, but most importantly,  we will make sure you are satisfied. We only win if you win.

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    Flexibility

    We can do things your way.

    Whether it's a customized component, special labeling or just scheduled deliveries.  We can do that!  Let us know your specific requirements and we'll take care of the rest.

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Where Are All The Product Details?

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in About Us

Screen-shot-2012-02-16-at-1.31.18-PM_thumbOne of the first things you’ll notice on our website is that there’s not a lot of drawings, schematics, or “product specifications”.  There also aren’t any prices listed.  While this “lack of detail” may seem frustrating at first, we hope you’ll understand that the purpose of our website is not to replace the human element of our business, but to add to it.

We’re all about working with you to make sure you have the right part for the job, and sometimes that means asking more questions and getting to know you a little bit. We’ll make every effort to ensure that you’ve got the right part, that it fits your budget and that it performs the way you expect it to perform.  With that in mind, we encourage you to use our Contact Form to ask us your questions or to have us call you back.

And then there’s the waiting.  You might be thinking that your messages are just being dumped into a queue, to be answered whenever we have time.  Not so!  Our goal is to answer each and every customer Contact Form personally, the same day in which it was received.  Give us a try!  Use the handy Contact Form to let know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be more than happy to help you find it!  We’re here to help.  Still need those schematics? We’ll email them!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Did You Get Mail From Us?

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in News

2016 Quick Selection Guide

If you got one of these snazzy little brochures in the mail from us, then you’re at the right place!  We thought you’d like to know about us, and the kinds of products we have.  Your company was selected because your business classification matches those of our “very satisfied customers”.  We’d like YOU to be one of those customers too!  If you’re interested in learning more about the products you see in this booklet, please let us know how we can help you by using our Contact Form or by calling us directly.  We’d sure love to hear from you.

Steeves Agencies has been in this business for over 30 years, reaching out to manufacturers, big and small, to help with their hard-to-find hardware requirements.  Even if you don’t have any immediate requirements, hang on to this handy reference book in case you find yourself looking for something “just right” for your application.

If you’d prefer not to receive information like this from us ever again, or if you think we reached you by mistake, we’re very sorry to have bothered you, and we promise to remove your name from our list immediately if you let us know.  Please take a moment to use our Unsubscribe form and we’ll gladly remove your name from our list.  You can also call us at 1-800-318-1119 and let one of our friendly staff know.

Adhesives and the Argo

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Adhesives

Recently, we were called out to a local repair facility for a project that involved an Argo 8×8 ATV.  These ATV’s are known for their durability and versatility, not to mention their ability to operate on land or in the water. This particular Argo had developed a leak in its inner tub, caused by wear from the tracks rubbing the inside of the wheel well. The hole was a crescent-shaped scar on a rounded part of the tub.  This wasn’t going to be an easy patch job.  They contacted the dealer looking for a solution, but they dealer suggested a sheet metal patch, lots of silicone and rivets.  RIVETS!  They actually suggested making more holes in a machine that is subject to massive vibration.  The owner of the Argo felt this wasn’t a great option and felt it would only create more leaks (and headaches) down the road. Part of the problem with this application is that the tub of the Argo is made of a type of plastic that is known to be difficult to bond.  Some versions of low density Polyethylene are nearly impossible to bond, and so repair shops often resort to “mechanical” fixes like rivets and silicone.  In this situation, the constant vibration of the machine could have caused the rivets to wear even larger holes in the plastic.  Furthermore, there was no guarantee that silicone would provide a long-lasting seal. Naturally, they were looking for alternatives. With the help of our technical experts at ASI, we identified the best adhesive to use on the tub of the Argo is our Maximum Performance 2:1 epoxy, the MP54420.  With its high viscosity formula and 20-30 minute fixture time, it has time to flow into large (and small) gaps, then cure to a hard but flexible finish.

IT GETS BETTER.

This solution gives them some great benefits:
  • We did not have to create more holes in the Argo.
  • We avoided the use of messy silicones, and did not have to cut or shape any sheet metal.
  • The total cost of the repair was less than $100 (including $60 for the re-usable dispensing gun)  and there was adhesive left over.
  • The machine is field-ready within hours.
  • One 50ml tube is enough for multiple repairs (depending on the size of the holes, of course)
  • This epoxy will last through extreme temperature ranges (-60F to +250F) once cured.
This particular project is not going to morph into large-scale business from this particular customer, but it does highlight an application that many might overlook.

Unique Solutions for Your Fastening Needs

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Inserts

Yardley Products‘ precision engineered threaded metal inserts are used in a variety of everyday objects. Seaside Casual Furniture, a 100-year old, family owned outdoor furniture company, knew Yardley Products could come up with a custom solution to their design problem.

Inserts are used to to make the assembly of these Adirondak chairs easy and quick.Seaside Casual is an industry leader when it comes to design and their customers were looking for a sleek, streamlined looking product.

The furniture company needed a custom solution to hide visible fasteners on their products which were bringing down the aesthetic value.

Click to learn more about how Yardley Products created and produced custom inserts to help the Seaside Casual design team.

Use our Contact Form get more information about how threaded inserts can improve build quality and the look of your product!

Draw Latches For Super Heavy Applications

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Draw Latches

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EB-960-23

With 8,000 lbs of holding force, the 960 Series draw latch is a monster!  If you’re looking for maximum strength, this might be for you!

More than just strength!

But this draw latch has more than strength.  It’s adjustable, has a comfy rubberized grip and features a secondary catch to prevent accidental opening.

For more information about your options for heavy-duty (or lighter duty) draw latches, use our handy Contact Form!

Gas Springs Now Available from Steeves Agencies

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Gas Springs, Uncategorized

Steeves Agencies carries a complete line of gas springs, lifts and dampers, with a wide assortment of end fittings and mounting brackets! With hundreds of available options, we can provide you with the exact spring, lift or damper to suit your specific application requirements.

Want to know more about our gas springs? Want to see a product catalog with all the available options? Click on the link to download a copy of our Gas Spring Catalog.

Do you have a different question? Need more information? Use our handy Contact Form to reach us and we’ll get back to you right away!

Not sure what size you need? Want some advice on picking the correct pressure? We can help there too! Just fill out our brief Application Information Form and we’ll do the legwork for you! Easy as that!

Gas Spring Application Information

Installing Yardley Inserts

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Inserts

Yardley Products, a manufacturer of precision engineered threaded metal inserts, is the industry leader in all types of threaded inserts.  From large threads to small in a wide range of materials and for a wide range of substrates, Yardley’s got you covered.  Designing the inserts into your product is easy, but what about installation?  Will you need special tools?  Will you need people with special skills?  These are important considerations when designing any type of fastener, latch, hinge or insert into your product.

Typically, metal inserts are installed with complex ultrasonic equipment that can put a wrench into your manufacturing budget and raise the price of production. The thermal press can do the same task easily and inexpensively for jobs such as prototyping, 3D printing, or low volume production. This solution costs less and is also smaller than most ultrasonic equipment, reducing the footprint in your facility.

Yardley Products is offering a major deal on their newest tool for installing inserts into thermoplastics. For a limited time, take $200 off your thermal press when you use the code Thermal200 at checkout! Shop now and save! The press is also versatile, suited for inserts of any size in practically any thermoplastic. With more than 24 million inserts in stock, Yardley offers corresponding 2D and 3D downloadable CAD drawings to spec out applications.

Do you have questions about inserts?  Want to know more about installation equipment?  Use our handy Contact Form to reach us!

 

New Compact Compression Latch from Southco

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Compression Latches, Products

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New Product Announcement
New Compact Compression Latch Designed for Limited Spaces Southco’s new E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch series combines a high level of strength with a smaller design footprint for secure, vibration resistant latching in even the most challenging operating environments. The compact E3 Compression Latch easily fits into enclosures with space constraints and meets NEMA 4 and IP65 standards for water and dust protection.
  • Compact, shortened housing for limited space applications
  • Tested to European Standard EN45545 for fire resistance
  • Highly modular and configurable
  • Meets NEMA 4/IP65 standards
Learn more about Southco’s E3 VISE ACTION® Compression Latch Compact
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We can help you with drawer slides!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Drawer Slides, News

Accuride started out designing slides for the industrial and electromechanical market and has grown to become a global expert in the design, manufacture, and integration of movement solutions. This has earned Accuride products a reputation for quality and reliability. Their staff takes pride in guiding customers to the most effective and practical solution.

Accuride products are used to provide movement, positioning, and access in a vast range of applications across a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • Automotive and transportation
  • Enclosures for data storage and communications
  • Mobile and static equipment and supply storage
  • Machinery and manufacturing
  • Emergency and utility vehicles
  • Industrial equipment and storage units
  • Medical equipment

Tried & True Performance

Our stringent testing procedures reflect the real-world conditions and include extensive cycle testing, salt spray and moisture exposure, slamming, vibration, and more to ensure continued dynamic performance under demanding conditions.

Special Attributes

We offer a large selection of slides with technology and features specifically designed to enhance industrial applications such as:

  • Weather-resistant and corrosion resistant finishes
  • Two-way travel for access from both sides of an installation
  • Lock-in & lock-out to secure slides in the open and closed positions
  • Soft close, self-closing, and touch release features
  • Corrosion resistant aluminum or stainless steel slides
  • Mounting options such as brackets or bayonet/pocket systems

Click here for more information about the features and components of Accuride slides.

If you’re looking for heavy-duty slides for industrial plant equipment or slides with compact cross sections to maximize space efficiency, Accuride can provide you with the ultimate solution.

Choices Galore

Although best known for ball bearing drawer slides, explore our Product Catalog to find out more about Accuride’s specialty solutions such as our linear motion slides and innovative electronic locking products.

NEW Electronic Locking Swinghandle Supports Proximity Card and Smart Card Credentials!

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Southco
New Product Announcement
New Integrated Electronic Locking Swinghandle Supports Proximity Card and Smart Card Credentials Southco’s new H3-EM 65 Series Electronic Locking Swinghandle provides an integrated HID SE® smart card reader. This fully integrated intelligent lock supports multiple RFID readers, providing a higher level of security and facilitating the transition to new security technologies used to manage access to keyless entry points at the equipment level.
  • Reads HID 125 kHz prox, 13.56 MHz iCLASS® and MIFARE® smart card credentials
  • Easy integration with standard rack monitoring and security systems
  • Integrated LED indicators for lock and reader status monitoring
  • Fits industry standard panel preps for easy installation
Learn more about Southco’s H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle with Integrated Multi-class RFID Reader
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NEW: The D7 Tech Line Quarter Turn Fastener

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Captive Fasteners

Southco
New Product Announcement
New Quarter-Turn Fastener Prevents Over Tightening Southco’s new DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener combines Southco’s proven quarter-turn and captive fastening technologies to create a next generation solution that provides consistent, reliable clamping force and quick access. The DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener features a captive, spring-loaded design and tool-free operation that prevents over tightening.
  • High-strength and high vibration resistance for demanding applications
  • Variety of stud lengths to accommodate varying panel thickness ranges
  • Tool-free operation that prevents over tightening
  • “Prism” colored fasteners to differentiate access points
  • Quarter-turn operation provides quick access
Learn more about Southco’s DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener
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Safety Should Be Easy!

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Products, Safety, Uncategorized

First Aid Kits

BE PREPARED!

Are you prepared for a workplace injury?  Did you know that every company is required to maintain at least a first-aid kit on hand at all times?  Did you also know that there are specific guidelines for the number of first-aid kits you need, based on the number of staff you have and the size of your facility?

We can help.

We can supply you with provincially approved First-Aid kits and any other workplace safety equipment you might need to comply with workplace safety requirements.  Whether you need medical kits, eye wash stations, safety equipment or refills for your existing consumables, we can help.

Want to learn more about the medical and safety equipment we can help you with? Call us today or use our handy Contact Form to reach us!